December is full of exciting events and holidays—from Christmas and Hanukkah to Computer Education Week and International Mountain Day—that highlight our phenomenal world! Invite your students to see just how phenomenal it truly is through these engaging and timely learning resources.
When Albert Whitman was founded more than a century ago, their goal was simple: make good books that kids want to read. Today, they continue this tradition, guided by a deeper mission to create stories that also educate and empower children. Together, we can help children become global citizens, ones who seek to understand themselves and the world around them. Our latest additions to this collection include holiday stories:
In this DE Original Series, join Discovery Education on our endless journey to DEmystify the wonders of our world—you might just be surprised by what you find. This month, you’ll find new videos around the characteristics of stars, fossils, digestive system, living and non-living things, plants, density, and so much more.
Learn about the history of Christmas and explore the diverse ways we celebrate, and get into the spirit with holiday-themed activities. Learn more about the traditions and customs around the holiday in one of our ready-to-use activities for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 or explore the entire collection of resources in the channel.
One of the most joyous holidays celebrated in the Jewish community, Hanukkah marks the time when ancient Jewish people recovered their temple and religious freedom. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days during the first Hanukkah celebration. Recognize the traditions of Hanukkah through one of our ready-to-use activities for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, or dive into the entire collection of resources in the channel.
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Celebrate the African American winter holiday of Kwanzaa! During this seven-day cultural festival, Black Americans center Kwanzaa activities around Nguzo Saba, The Seven Principles, and end the time with a communal feast. Recognize the traditions of Kwanzaa through one of our ready-to-use activities for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 or dive into the entire collection of resources in the channel.
60-Second Civics is a podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government. New podcasts have been added this month around many digital citizenship topics.
Whether you’re celebrating World Soil Day on December 5 or International Mountain Day on December 11, our refreshed channels have all the resources you need to teach students about these topics. Explore dynamic changes to the surface of Earth and the development of soil as well as witness how Earth changes all around you due to weathering and erosion.